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"There's only one thing in the mountains that leaves a track like this. The creature of legend that roams the Timberline. My people named him Sasquatch. You call him... Bigfoot."

 

This big episode requires a big guest list. Joining John S. Drew​ and Paul K. Bisson​ to review, "The Secret of Bigfoot," is science fiction / Star Trek author Dayton Ward; webmaster of TheSix1973.com, Joe Burns; and Chief Creative Consultant for the Time-Life Six Million Dollar Man Complete DVD Collection, Matt Hankinson​. With special commentary by webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files​, James Sherrard​. This is BIG!

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Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST
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The Bionic Woman's first OSI mission is to infiltrate a foreign country during a deadly civil war and rescue the missing American ambassador. But first she'll have to resolve her own civil war with Jack Starkey - her mission partner - played by Andy Griffith. Joining John and Paul to discuss the episode is audio drama producer, Julie Hoverson.

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Julie Hoverson has made a specialty of having no specialty. She has dabbled extensively in costuming, role-playing, LARPing, art, beadwork, acting, and writing in such disparate genres as horror, noir, fantasy, urban fantasy, dark social commentary (and whatever else occurs to her). She has spent the last five years writing, producing, and acting in the award-winning podcast audio drama anthology series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard, and is currently recording audiobooks professionally.

Direct download: AngelOfMercy.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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CODE SNOW WHITE: "Goldie" himself - Richard Anderson - joins the podcast to share his story of becoming an actor, the film that redefined his Hollywood status, and the role that would forever endear him to a generation. So ditch your socks and grab some sun - it's time to get the flock out of here.

 

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FROM RICHARD'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

 

 

 

After seeing Gary Cooper in a movie, Richard Anderson decided that he would like to try his hand at acting. Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, he came west with his family at the age of ten and settled in Los Angeles. After graduating from University High School and serving in the army in World War II he studied at the Actors' Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York. After a season of summer stock in Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara, he went into live television where he was spotted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and screen tested. Ironically he chose for his screen test a scene from Gary Cooper's "The Cowboy and the Lady. " From the test he was signed as a contract player. He gained valuable film experience working with Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, William Holden, Clark Gable and Walter Pidgeon. He made twenty nine films over a six year period.


With the studio star system ending, he asked to be released from his contract in 1957 in order to appear in Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" which has since become an anti-war film classic. "I have been lucky to be invited to work in well made motion pictures," he says. "But there was also fun in making 'Curse of the Faceless Man,' a horror film now on the late night circuit." Adding it up he has has made over 40 motion pictures including -- "The Long Hot Summer" and "Compulsion" at the same time getting a taste of the "golden age of television" appearing in "Playhouse 90" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Irwin Shaw's "The Eighty Yard Run. " He moved on to co-star in five different network television series creating his most popular character in 1973 as Oscar Goldman, OSI Washington boss of the "Six Million Dollar Man." Out of it came "The Bionic Woman." Anderson became the first actor ever to portray the same character in two different television series running concurrently on two different networks (ABC-NBC). He was nominated for an Emmy in the 1976-1977 season. 

From 1988 until 1994, Richard helped Universal Studios, CBS and NBC to make three highly rated two-hour specials, "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman," "Bionic Showdown" (which introduced Sandra Bullock) and "Bionic Ever After."

Direct download: Cyborgs_-_Richard_Anderson.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 6:28am EST
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We open the CYBORGS Case File on BOB McCULLOUGH. Bob has worked as a writer, producer, and director on some of the most popular TV shows throughout the 80s and 90s, including FALCON CREST, BJ AND THE BEAR, STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION, and ZORRO. His first real writing credit was for the episode, “In This Corner Jaime Sommers” on THE BIONIC WOMAN (he also wrote, “Jaime and the King”).

 

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But it was his story for the season three SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN episode, “Hocus-Pocus” that earned him entry into the Writer's union. But he had to fight for it. And you WON’T see his name in the episode's credits. We’ll find out why. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how Bob broke into show business - a great story in its own right. In fact, we’re going to go all the way back to Bob’s Hollywood roots, from hanging out at ritzy nightclubs as a child, to rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty at his mom’s bath and closet store, to crashing THE DATING GAME and becoming an NBC PAGE for LAUGH-IN, THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW, and the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON.

 

This is an extra long edition of Case File because it not only spotlights a SMDM/BW writer, BUT ALSO serves as great first-hand advice for breaking into Hollywood.

 

“It’s really an open door in Hollywood if you have what they need. And what they need is smart people who are prepared and who are willing to work hard. If you have those things going for you, there’s no reason you can’t succeed. But if you’re sitting around waiting for them to call you, guess what - they’re busy. Tenacity, persistence, and don’t be afraid to do something a little outside the box.” — Bob McCullough

 

WHERE HOLLYWOOD HIDES LINKS

iTunes

Twitter

Facebook

Official Homepage

Direct download: Cyborgs_-_Bob_McCullough.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 5:41am EST
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Our long national nightmare is over. We have an ALL-NEW podcast! Paxton Holley (from the Cavalcade of Awesome and the Nerd Lunch Podcast) joins John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson as they review the very magical episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, "HOCUS-POCUS" in which the ESP Spy, Audrey Moss returns to help Steve Austin pose as a magician in order to recover a stolen Navy code book.

Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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Paxton Holley was born in Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Jaxksonville, FL. where he co-hosts the Nerd Lunch podcast as well as the Cult Film Club podcast. In addition, he writes for the pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome where he has an ongoing series of articles on the world of bionics from the TV shows to the comics to the games.

Direct download: 57_-_Cyborgs_-_Hocus-Pocus.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 8:02am EST
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"Lady Killer," Carlton Harris is back! But this time Jaime Sommers is ready for him! Devising a plan to expose his evil deeds once and for all, she must pretend to be his loyal ally, even if it means going deep undercover and severing her OSI lifeline. It's the Bionic Woman's first solo mission in "Welcome Home, Jaime Part II." Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson welcome back Betsy Dodd of Bionic Blonde.com and James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files.com.

Purchase the season one Universal DVD release of The Bionic Woman. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

Comment on the episode here or write abionicpodcast@gmail.com or better still use the "Send Voicemail" tab on the left of the page to leave a message via your computer.  Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

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Bionic Wiki entry

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James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987.The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club.In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web!Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions.He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items.Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection.James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

Growing up in a one-TV household, I had 3 brothers who surrounded me in age—who often teased me for being a “sissy”—and who usually controlled the voting majority for which channel to watch. Back in the 70s, our whirling TV dial was pretty much destroyed because we fought over it so often. One night while the substitute pliers were pointed to their choice of The Six Million Dollar Man(again), suddenly there was OMG ...cue angelic chorus... Jaime Sommers, the world’s first Bionic Woman. Yes!!! Score one for us sissies! I was totally hooked. And the love story between Jaime and Steve was the best. Ever. But then they killed her the following week.

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews. I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

These days, I am a freelance copywriter, graphic designer and video editor living in Tennessee. No, I am not a blonde, but I am threatening to become one soon if these little gray hairs don’t stop surfacing. I must confess I also did not actually keep a diary in the 70s, but wish now that I had, so I could remember the real reason why I missed so many episodes of my favorite 70s show. For now, I’m blaming my brothers. For everything.

Direct download: 056_-_Cyborgs_-_Welcome_Home_Jaime_Part_2.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 7:46am EST
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Jaime Sommers is back! And this time she's coming home to rebuild her life. After a sky-diving accident dropped her into a futuristic world of Bionics, and then a brain hemorrhage left her dead, she was brought back to life through a revolutionary cryogenic procedure. But her memory was gone and with it her love for Steve Austin, the The Six Million Dollar Man. But now, after one final operation, who will she wake up to be? What kind of life will she have? And will Steve be a part of it?

Lifelong Bionic fans, John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson open the Top Secret file on the Bionic Woman's debut episode, "Welcome Home, Jaime." Joining them for for this special extended podcast (over two hours!) are two powerhouses in Bionic Woman fandom: James Sherrard, webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files and Betsy Dodd, webmaster of Bionic Blonde. If you love Jaime Sommers, this is the duo to listen to.

As always, we've got lots to share as we explore this episode. Trivia, behind-the-scenes information, fashion breakdowns, and our ever popular rating system of 1 to 5 Bionic limbs. We've even got singing! So grab a phone book and some tuna salad, things are about to get wild. Thanks to the amazing Lindsay Wagner for giving us a great send-off at the top of the show!

Purchase the season one Universal DVD release of The Bionic Woman. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

Comment on the episode here or write abionicpodcast@gmail.com or call 888-866-9010 or better still use the "Send Voicemail" tab on the left of the page to leave a message via your computer.  Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

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James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987.The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club.In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web!Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions.He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items.Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection.James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

Growing up in a one-TV household, I had 3 brothers who surrounded me in age—who often teased me for being a “sissy”—and who usually controlled the voting majority for which channel to watch. Back in the 70s, our whirling TV dial was pretty much destroyed because we fought over it so often. One night while the substitute pliers were pointed to their choice of The Six Million Dollar Man(again), suddenly there was OMG ...cue angelic chorus... Jaime Sommers, the world’s first Bionic Woman. Yes!!! Score one for us sissies! I was totally hooked. And the love story between Jaime and Steve was the best. Ever. But then they killed her the following week.

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews. I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

These days, I am a freelance copywriter, graphic designer and video editor living in Tennessee. No, I am not a blonde, but I am threatening to become one soon if these little gray hairs don’t stop surfacing. I must confess I also did not actually keep a diary in the 70s, but wish now that I had, so I could remember the real reason why I missed so many episodes of my favorite 70s show. For now, I’m blaming my brothers. For everything.

Direct download: 055_-_Cyborgs_-_Welcome_Home_Jaime_Part_One.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 6:56pm EST
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The "Darling Effect" is in full effect as Jennifer Darling returns to guest star in a new adventure.  Callahan has been accused of giving OSI secrets to enemy agents, placing a noted scientist in danger.  Is Callahan a spy or a pawn in a bigger game?  What ever else you can say, at least you know she has "The Winning Smile".  Joining John and Paul to discuss this winning episode is thesix1973.com's webmaster, Joe Burns and Six Million Dollar Man Time Life DVD Collection chief consultant Matt Hankinson.

With a special guest appearance by the Bionic Blonde herself, Betsy Dodd, as she offers her opinion on the episode and her thoughts on Callahan's wardrobe.

Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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Joseph Burns was born in Washington D.C., and grew up there until his family moved to California in the late 70's. A film and TV buff, he attended the Film/Video program at UC Santa Cruz, getting his bachelor's in 1996. After Film School, Joe moved to LA and worked in Post Production. He is the editor of "Skywalker: The David Thompson Story," a one hour sports documentary which aired on NBA-TV and was distributed on DVD by Image Entertainment.

 

In addition to video editing, Joe has developed websites, interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs. He operates the SMDM fan website "The Six 1973" and is a major contributor/admin at The Bionic Wiki. In 2010, he was recruited to advise Time-Life on The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection, and was interviewed for the set at the Pasadena Rock N' ComiCon last Spring.

 

Today Joe lives in San Francisco and is the owner of a very large cat named Fritz.

 

Matt Hankinson writes, "Besides the Time-Life DVD release of SMDM (for which I served as "chief creative consultant"), I had previously worked with Herbie J Pilato on his long-in-development The Bionic Book, and served as consultant and wrote the episode copy for Rittenhouse Archive's 2004 Six Million Dollar Man trading card series.

I also attended both Bionicon conventions (2006 & 2007) and several of Lindsay Wagner's fan events. With the exception of Lee Majors, I've been fortunate to have met all the cast members and producer Kenneth Johnson. I've known both Paul and Joe from our years at the online forum, and have met Paul in-person at the Bionicons and Lindsay's events.

I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've been a HUGE fan of both bionic shows since I first saw the SMDM pilot movie when I was seven years old. It's literally been a life-long fascination and dedication for me. Getting to work so extensively on the SMDM DVD release was like a dream-come-true, and being able to bring a few friends along for the ride made it extra special."

Direct download: 54_-_Cyborgs_-_The_Winning_Smile.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 6:48am EST
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John returns with another Critical Assignment as he is joined by Jim Sherrard, Betsy Dodd (The Bionic Blonde), and Rod De Luca to give our listeners a little preview of The Bionic Woman before John and Paul review the series.  What should the two consider when it comes to reviewing this show?  What episodes, besides the iconic ones, should the two look out for in terms of good or bad?  What memories are there when it comes to this series?  It's a little primer to get us all excited for the next phase of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

 

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James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987. The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club.

In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web!

Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions. He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items.Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection. James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.

 

From Betsy Dodd's page:

Growing up in a one-TV household, I had 3 brothers who surrounded me in age—who often teased me for being a “sissy”—and who usually controlled the voting majority for which channel to watch. Back in the 70s, our whirling TV dial was pretty much destroyed because we fought over it so often. One night while the substitute pliers were pointed to their choice of The Six Million Dollar Man(again), suddenly there was OMG ...cue angelic chorus... Jaime Sommers, the world’s first Bionic Woman. Yes!!! Score one for us sissies! I was totally hooked. And the love story between Jaime and Steve was the best. Ever. But then they killed her the following week.

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews.

I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

 

These days, I am a freelance copywriter, graphic designer and video editor living in Tennessee. No, I am not a blonde, but I am threatening to become one soon if these little gray hairs don’t stop surfacing. I must confess I also did not actually keep a diary in the 70s, but wish now that I had, so I could remember the real reason why I missed so many episodes of my favorite 70s show. For now, I’m blaming my brothers. For everything.

 

Rod De Luca is a long time Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman fan who runs the Bionic or Bust: Locations of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and Bionicon 40.0 The 40th Anniversary of the Bionic Woman pages on Facebook. Rod will be appearing on future podcasts discussing various episodes of both shows.

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Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 10:22am EST
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Paul is away on a critical mission and John is left behind at the OSI building.  Since security is so lax there, John was able to access Oscar's files and he discovered some interesting information.

 

First, he presents another Christmas adventure that Steve was engaged in with Santa Claus.

 

Next, he plays some music that was inspired by The Six Million Dollar Man.

 

Finally, he tells the story of how Jaime and Steve once met Santa Claus in his take of "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

 

It's a holiday themed Critical Assignment and we hope you and yours have a happy holiday.

 

 

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Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 10:31am EST
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